24th April

…in 20 years. Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ growing out of a holly hedge. Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’…

27th April

…have failed including the lovely trailing one (‘Appalacian Trails’). It died at Burncoose too after a few years of struggling. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Magnolia…

26th April

…A good hot sunny place which it likes. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Meliosma veitchiorum just coming into leaf. Orange hairs on the…

2nd June

…then… Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ More flowers on Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ A very late clump of bluebells which Serena hopes to…

24th March

…than I have ever seen on a small tree. Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Akebia x pentaphylla now full out rather than just in bud as…

24th October

…appears autumnal.Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ is most striking on the drive. Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ The schima is still full out and receiving the strong winds….

4th October

…Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby…

9th June

…Lace’. Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’ Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum and Calamagrotis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’. Arisaema consanguineum Fatsia polycarpa ‘Greenfingers’ Fatsia polycarpa ‘Greenfingers’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ and…

17th July

…Red’ with lovely secondary new growth leaf colours. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Cornus asperifolia var. drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ is still not out in flower but is…

30th May

…only on one branch unlike last year’s efforts which were rather better. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ 2021 – CHW A warm and dry bank holiday weekend. An annoying…